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Neck and Back Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 1, 2008
  • 02:15 PM

For a number of years now I have been suffering from back pain, slowly the pain started to spread to other parts of my body...my ankle and knee joints began to swell. By going to a number of different physio therapists and specialists the swelling in my joints have gone away. The back pain however has not, I was diagnosed with narrowing of the spinal discs which is untreatable.....well so I have been told. I was also told that it is very uncommon in young people.
Recently my neck has began to swell, I have been for an xray, got all sorts of blood tests done, but nothing has shown up. I cannot get comfortable at night when I go to bed...sleepless nights are psuhing me to the breaking point, someday I am going to flip!!!!! The pain is now slowly moving into my shoulders and chest. At times my neck looks and feels like i have osteo-arthritis which I have been tested and cleared of. My muscles ache from morning to night, nothing helps....resting or keeping active.
I used to be an extremely active person but no I am slowly doing less and less
Could someone please help me, even find a way for the pain to go away so I can get at least one good nights sleep?
I really do not think a 23 year old should be having pains like this at such a young age!!!
Please help

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  • Have you had a western blot test for Lyme disease?www.lymwnet.org is a good site for help & info.Have you tried a sports pain med specialist ? They should be able to help with some of the pains. They now have procedures to expand the discs, www.spineuniverse is a good site for info. Hope you can find some relief soon~~JerseyLymie
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